Newlyweds, ‘Til Death Do Us Part debut Jan. 21; Jessica may be pregnant.

Newlyweds, ‘Til Death Do Us Part debut Jan. 21; Jessica may be pregnant.
The next season of Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica will debut Jan. 21 at 10 p.m. ET, followed by MTV’s next find-a-desperate-celebrity-couple-to-film reality show, ‘Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen & Dave. The seven-episode series “documents the lives of Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro during the months leading up to their wedding and culminating with the wedding ceremony,” according to MTV. Meanwhile, in a not-so-blind item, Gawker reports that Jessica may be eating for two. Last week she-who-shall-not-be-named said, “I don’t think I am going to get pregnant. I am trying not to.” However, Gawker says she “quite possibly may know that she’s already pregnant.” That leads us to ask, once again, if Jessica is, well, stupid. MTV has the definitive answer from Jessica’s lips: “People can say I’m dumb, I don’t care, because I know I’m not.” This prompts an interesting, albeit a circular and unanswerable question: If Jessica were dumb, would she be able to tell?
+ also: Jessica cast in movie Walk On.

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.